1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think!

You can take part in Slater Library's program by stopping by and picking up a packet or downloading the app on Google Play or the Apple App Store. When you've read 100 books, stop by and add your child's name to our "Wall of Reading" and receive a sticker!


Slater Library has added 7 STEAM Kits to our children's collection! Parents and Caregivers may check out these kits for a two week period. These kits, encompassing science, technology, engineering, arts and math cover the following 7 themes:

  1. All About Dinosaurs Kit

  2. Construction and Building Kit

  3. Animal Games Kit

  4. Emotions and Empathy Kit

  5. Letter and Number Kit

  6. Pinkalicious Phonics Kit

  7. The Shape of Things Kit